World Environment Day - Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level

WED Messages

The United Nations Secretary-General Message on World Environment Eay, 5 June 2014
by Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Fiji, 2 April 2014 - Secretary-General's message to Pacific Launch of the United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All [delivered by Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States]
by Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
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Raise Your Voice Not the Sea Level
by Christiana Figueres
Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The UN International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) comes at an important moment in the evolution of the international climate change process. 2014 is the year when nations need to lift their eyes beyond business as usual to one of greater ambition in order to deliver on a new and meaningful climate agreement in Paris in 2015.
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What We Can All Learn From Small Islands
by Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

You may know the world’s Small Island Developing States as prized destinations, places of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant culture and music appreciated around the globe.There is no denying the draw of these countries, which are home to 63.2 million people. The Caribbean region alone is one of the most visited in the world, welcoming more than 21 million visitors each year.
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Here's How Everyone, Everywhere Can Be a Climate Champion
by Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Last week, I named former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as my Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. He will help us reach out to mayors to highlight the important role cities play in addressing climate change and advancing climate solutions, many of which are already being showcased in the world’s urban regions.
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Big Idea 2014: The Year for Climate Action
by Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations

My big idea is not new. Nor is it, in the larger sense, mine. But it is an idea that will be one major focus of my work next year, and one in which I believe deeply. In 2014, we must turn the greatest collective challenge facing humankind today – climate change – into the greatest opportunity for common progress towards a sustainable future. Next year is the year for climate action.
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